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Grammar, Punctuation, and Capitalization: a Handbook for Technical Writers and EditorsWriting problems are addressed which are often encountered in technical documents and preferences are indicated (Langley's) when authorities do not agree. It is directed toward professional writers, editors, and proofreaders. Those whose profession lies in other areas (for example, research or management), but who have occasion to write or review others' writing will also find this information useful. A functional attitude toward grammar and punctuation is presented. Chapter 1 on grammar presents grammatical problems related to each part of speech. Chapter 2 on sentence structure concerns syntax, that is, effective arrangement of words, with emphasis on methods of revision to improve writing effectiveness. Chapter 3 addresses punctuation marks, presenting their function, situations when they are required or incorrect, and situations when they are appropriate but optional. Chapter 4 presents capitalization, which is mostly a matter of editorial style and preference rather than a matter of generally accepted rules. An index and glossary are included.
Document ID
19900017394
Document Type
Special Publication (SP)
Authors
Mary K. McCaskill
(Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 29, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
Report/Patent Number
L-16617
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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